Insights from the BABS Database Player Scans

The new BABS Database provides us with a bit of historical perspective on players. The end-of-season Asset ratings from 2014, 2015 and 2016 have been loaded in, giving us a nice three-year scan that helps provide insight into the 2017 ratings.

Here are several players with interesting scans, along with some commentary. Players are listed in ADP order, more or less. BRYCE HARPER Year AB HR SB Avg...

Ron Shandler

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is considered one of the pioneers in the baseball analysis and fantasy baseball industry.

Beginning in 1986, Ron was the first to develop sabermetric applications for fantasy play. His Baseball Forecaster annual celebrated its 30th anniversary edition in 2016 and the ground-breaking website he founded - BaseballHQ.com - celebrated 20 years online. Also:

Columnist, ESPN.com (2007, 2015- ), USA Today (2008-2014)

24 Top Three finishes in national experts leagues since 1994

Advisor, St. Louis Cardinals (2004)

FSTA Lifetime Achievement Award

FSWA Hall of Fame

Complete bio

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Where to find Ron now

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